Basic Site Details

Name: Quarrier's Homes, Epileptic Colony
Town, district or village: Bridge of Weir
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: On site of part of Hattrick Farm, bought by William Quarrier in 1902 - adjoining main Quarrier's Homes site.

Cost for each home: 4,000.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Colony of Mercy  
Item 2 of 2Orphan Homes of Scotland, Epileptic Colony  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Childrens' home  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51902  Site bought
Item 2 of 51905  Home No 1 completed
Item 3 of 519081909 Home No 2, for women
Item 4 of 51910  Gymnasium, recreation hall and workshop for men
Item 5 of 51911  Home No 3, for women


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 10Andrew Francis Stewart BrydenArchitectA1905 Home No 1 - as draughtsman
Item 2 of 10Robert Alexander BrydenArchitectA1905 Home No 1
Item 3 of 10Andrew Francis Stewart BrydenArchitectB19081909Home No 2, for women
Item 4 of 10Bryden & RobertsonArchitectural practiceB19081909Home No 2, for women
Item 5 of 10John Bothwell SteelArchitectB19081909Home No 2, for women - as assistant to Bryden & Robertson
Item 6 of 10Andrew Francis Stewart BrydenArchitectC1910 Gymnasium, recreation hall and workshop for men
Item 7 of 10Bryden & RobertsonArchitectural practiceC1910 Gymnasium, recreation hall and workshop for men
Item 8 of 10John Bothwell SteelArchitectC1910 Gymnasium, recreation hall and workshop for men - as chief assistant to Bryden & Robertson
Item 9 of 10Andrew Francis Stewart BrydenArchitectD1911 Home No 3, for women
Item 10 of 10Bryden & RobertsonArchitectural practiceD1911 Home No 3, for women


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Quarrier, WilliamDied in 1903, before completion of the scheme.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Quarrier's HomesOn site of Nittingshill Farm, bought in auction for 3560 on 26 April 1876 by William Quarrier for foundation of children's homes.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 6Gammie, Alexander1937A Romance of Faith Pickering & Inglis 
Item 2 of 6Magnusson, Anna1984The Village Quarriers Homes 
Item 3 of 6Ross, James1971The Power I Pledge Glasgow University Press 
Item 4 of 6Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts1910   738
Item 5 of 6Urquhart, John1901The Life Story of William Quarrier R L Allan & Son 
Item 6 of 6Walker, Frank Arneil1986South Clyde Estuary: An Illustrated Architectural Guide to Inverclyde and Renfrew  p88

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal28 April 1906v13London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp340 Obituary of R A Bryden

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2DMW ArchiveWilliam Quarrier biography (  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Andrew Francis Stewart Bryden: L v16 no1152; John Bothwell Steel: L v5 no319 (microfilm reel 30)